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Depends: What can happen after lumbar fusion screws break, depends on the status of the fusion. If the fusion is solid and well formed and there is a break of the screws, nothing will happen. If the fusion has not set up, then the construct will be at risk for failure. There will be movement and pain and the bones will not fuse and become solid and stable. Surgery may need to be redone to stabilize this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. Are u talking about a cervical or lumbar fusion?A congenitally fused vertebra? An ankle or subtalar fusion, wrist, finger... Etc. Was there an injury involved, have you had increasing pain? Need more information to give you a reasonable answer! ...Read more
Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best treatment. Of concern is there a diagnosis of osteoporosis due to menopause, low testosterone or high blood calcium (parathyroid adenoma) ? A work-up may be needed. ...Read more
10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more
broken my right lower leg broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?
Broken leg: By now your bones should have stabilized. See your orthopedist. You may have to have xrays taken and possibly be recasted ...Read more
Hardware failure: Screws, like any other material, have a failure point. Mechanical load, both static and dynamic, ultimately lead to failure once a critical threshold has occurred. For a successful spinal fusion, the bone needs to grow between the fused levels. Hardware just serves as a brace until this is achieved. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not usually: A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not, but...: Only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. As good citizens, we must prevent discriminatory treatment of girls and women. ...Read more
Thighs appear swollen or fluid retained where saddle bag area is.Tailbone, butt, back + abdomen pain.Tiny capillaries broken at tailbon. Constipation?
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more
Recurrent lower back n sacrum pain. Mri taken 6 months ago shows 1 bulge disc n 2 cysts. How to tell cause? Ligament strain /bulge disc/ cysts?
Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the most common cause . See an orthopedic surgeon for eevaluation which may include plain x-rays, ct scan or mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer